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THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO) Revised edition

By: ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, DAVID NUTT In the Strand: 1897

Seller ID: 118349

Condition: Very Good


2nd Revised Edition.Green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board, 170x115mm approx. 80pp incl. Bibliography and opinions on the 1st edition. 24pp Introduction by the translator followed by the text of 5 letters written in 1667 by Marianna Alcoforado who had been "let down" by her lover a French Army Officer. The bibliography runs to 6 pages and is testament to the intensity and power of the letters. VG (Minor shelf wear to boards, Front free end paper replaced, a few foxing spots to prelims and last few pages. No other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for... View more info

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GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121478

Condition: Good


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 188pp + 40 page publishers catalogue for Dec 1874 to rear. First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Fraying to cloth at head of spine. no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Heavy to much lesser intensity foxing to end papers and book block throughout. A couple of page corners turned and a few pencil highlight marks to margins, Binding sound. No cracks to end papers). Please see our ima... View more info

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A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR AND OTHER ESSAYS

By: ALISON UTTLEY

Price: £27.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER AND FABER: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120028

ISBN: 0571095216

Condition: Fine


Blue Buckram cloth boards with gilt blocked title block and lettering to spine, 205 x 140 mm approx. 142 nos. pp. Chapter head b/w illustrations by C F Tunnicliffe. First Edition 1st printing of this collection of 12 essays on diverse subjects from this enduringly sought after author/ artist duo in collectible condition. Fine/Fine (Book- A touch of colour rubbing to cloth at extremities of boards. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - Non price clipped, cover price 30s / £1.50 No notable defects to book or jacket the later now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see ... View more info

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FOR THE TIME BEING Collected Journalism

By: BOGARDE , DIRK , Dr of Letters , Commandeur de L'orde des Arts & Actor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, VIKING: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11752

ISBN: 0670880051

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE , 1st edition , 301pps , blue boards gilt lettering , no inscsp , d/j not price clipped.No inscps. D Bogarde actor and author , 1985 an Honorary Doctor of letters , St Andrews University , with warmth and candour he brings together a gallery of friends /family in war torn Europe / 1950,s / Hollywood/ Italy/ Provence / England . "For the Time Being"brings together virtually all the work of this gifted autor published outside his novels & autobiographies. PLS See our image View more info

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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

By: C.S.LEWIS

Price: £150.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEOFFREY BLES: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123536

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with laid on white paper title slip.190 x 130 mm approx. 160 pp. First Published in February 1942 the book has become one of the great religious classics and compared to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. The copy offered by us is of the seventh impression of August 1942. A witty and profound book being comprised of Thirty One letters from "Screwtape" to his nephew "Wormwood". VG/VG (Book - minor shelf wear/ colour rubbing to cloth at extremities. Previous owner names and town in ink to free front end paper. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- rubbed with loss princi... View more info

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Feeding The Mind. With a Prefatory Note by William Draper.

By: CARROLL, Lewis : Dodgson : .Draper, William H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118741

Condition: Very Good


Grey paper wraps with red cloth quarter binding, 180x110mm approx. Text of a lecture given to a public audience in Derbyshire few of whom knew of the world-wide reputation enjoyed by the shy, slight figure before them. Introductory note by Rev. Draper at the request and in the friendship of whom the lecture was given. VG (Booklet- light shelf wear/soiling. No previous owner name or insc). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. View more info

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THE ESSAYS OF ELIA

By: CHARLES LAMB (ALFRED AINGER INTRO. AND NOTES)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN and CO: 1903

Seller ID: 120294

Condition: Very Good


Full Red Calf leather school prize binding. Raised bands, gilt lined and tooled compartments and panels.Black leather title slip. Milled edges to boards and den tels. 175 x 125 mm approx. Marbled end papers with matching marbling of edges to book block. Red and gold applied head bands xxvi + 426pp. Collection of misc. prose writings by Lamb first published in this edition by Macmillan in 1883. Introduction and extensive notes by Alfred Ainger. The copy offered by us is a 1903 reprint in a school prize binding with the crest of Haileybury College to front panel. VG ( Light shelf rubbing to extr... View more info

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THE CRIMES of ENGLAND Essays The Enigma of Waterloo etc

By: CHESTERTON , G K ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Cecil Palmer & Hayward: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121072

Condition: Poor+


P/b.1st ed. GK Chesterton Essays: The Enigma of Waterloo ,Some Words to Professor Whirlwind etc .127pp.One Shilling. [ grey card covers, paper creamed over time.Heavy fox tan 1st/last few pages & foredge.Tight sound binding, No inscsp.no annotation.edgewear to covers minor nicks & small loss max spine top 10mm not erasing title.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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CORRESPONDANCE de LORD BYRON Avec un Ami , SOUVENIRS et OBSERVATIONS , Tome Second

By: DALLAS , R C , LORD BYRON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: PARIS, A et W GALIGNANI: 1825

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 7551

Condition: Poor


2nd ed.1825.H/b. Leather spine+ gIlt titles with mottled pattern boards with & reluctance to close. yellow foredge.French Text.The stitching exposed but tightly held -tight bindings. 275pp. lacks free blank end paper. Sound and complete text. Overall a little grubby some staining of lightened splash marks throughout.& light-med fox tan throughout View more info

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PIONEERS OF CANTERBURY DEANS LETTERS 1840-1854 [ Founder Settlers of Canterbury, New Zealand ], SIGNED Copy

By: DEANS , John ,

Price: £150.00

Publisher: DUNEDIN , New Zealand, A.H.& A.W. REED: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 4729

Condition: VG+


Beige cloth boards with dark brown titles to spine and blind stamped title to front board. 312pp. B/w Photo. Frontis + 10 other plates as expected. The Laid on plate, to dust jacket, being a sketch of Mr Dean's House Port Cooper Plain.. An important and Scarce work being letters of founder settlers to Canterbury New Zealand - the Dean family from Ayrshire in Scotland. Forward by Major A.J.D.Acland and preface by John Deans of Kirkstyle New Zealand, dated Nov 1937. ( Although not stated - taken to be a descendant) I have ascribed the publication date as being 1938 although the book is undat... View more info

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CONCERNING AGNES THOMAS HARDY'S ' GOOD LITTLE PUPIL'

By: DESMOND HAWKINS

Price: £20.00

Publisher: GLOUCESTER, ALAN SUTTON: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 119820

ISBN: 0904387976

Condition: Very Good


Maroon boards with gilt titles to spine, 225x160mm approx. xi + 148pp. Line Map and 25 illustrations as called for. Written by a respected author on Thomas Hardy who lectured widely on his subject this is an investigation into the identity of the spirited young Victorian beauty of whom Hardy wrote a deeply felt elegy in his poem "Concerning Agnes' and of their friendship of 30 years namely Agnes Geraldine Fox-Pitt (Lady Grove). The copy offered by us would be an appropriate addition to the bookshelves of any Hardy devotee in that it is inscribed Best Wishes and signed by the author to the ... View more info

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OSCAR WILDE A PRESENT TIME APPRAISAL

By: ERVINE , ST JOHN

Price: £7.00

Publisher: LONDON, ALLEN & UNWIN: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 654

Condition: VG


Green cloth with black lettering to spine.336pp + 6 of publisher's adverts. An absorbing biography in which Ervine set out to judge Wilde not as a subject for pity or reproach, but as a Writer and especially as a Dramatist. Book clean - no insc. It has the usual brown band on the feps between the d/j flap and the spine associated with books of this age and very slight foxing to fore edges of pages. Attractive book plate to pasted down fep. The Dust Jacket is in exceptional condition - not price clipped 5mm closed tear to rear bottom spine fold and very slight foxing to rear flap at fore edge o... View more info

LETTERS FROM A YEOMAN TO HIS SON IN SOCIETY

By: FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH , J , MC

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEATH CRANTON Ltd: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1651

Condition: VG


192pp.,Green boards+ green quarter-binding+Gilt titles to Front & spine. J Fairfax-Blakeborough MC the author of Spring Days /Sporting Stories/ ,Country Life & Sport etc.Herin the humours of Village / rural Life - shrewd, witty , the letters from a practical well-heeled Yorkshire sporting farmer to his son who has been called to the Bar and found himself drawn into the vortex of London . [ book no inscsp, tight binding , clean throughout , fox tan to feps from inner d/j flaps. Bright exterior.] Paper- Card D/j not clipped, light edgewaer , light stains to spine , 3/6 , small dot to rear, Book ... View more info

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MORE BOOKS ON THE TABLE

By: GOSSE , EDMUND , CB

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 6740

Condition: Very Good


H/b VG.1st ed thus.402pp. EG Gosse [ Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne / Life of Sir Thomas Browne / Life and Letters of John Donne etc] collection of 41 Stories & Essays - writings - includes snapshots of AC Swinburne / Izaak Walton's adopted son / The Oxford sausage / Two Blind Historians etc [Literature]Brown cloth+ bright Gilt titles to spine & blind-embossed titles to front. no inscsp , no annotations , tight bindings , med fox tan to 1st/last few pages only. PLS See our image. View more info

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INDEX TO THE HENRY CRABB ROBINSON LETTERS IN DR. WILLIAMS'S LIBRARY Being a supplement to the index in Edith Morley's Henry Crabb Robinson on books and their writers

By: INEZ ELLIOTT

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, DR. WILLIAMS'S TRUST: 1960

Seller ID: 121953

Condition: Very Good


Cream Stapled Card covers (paperback) 205 x 165 mm approx. 36pp. No 10 in Dr Williams's Library Occasional Papers series. VG (Booklet- a little light shelf soiling to covers. No previous owner name, insc. nor annotations. Not an ex-library copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

NATURE NEAR LONDON

By: JEFFERIES, RICHARD

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO AND WINDUS: 1893

Seller ID: 10962

Condition: VG


Half calf leather with five raised bands, gilt decs and red and black title labels with gilt titles, cloth sides. Blue laid paper end papers, gilt top edge, vii+242.pp. Nature notes near the metropolis. Hand Made paper edition 1893. ( Very Good - Leather to spine a little sun browned and cloth sides faded at extremities. Light foxing to preliminary blank and blank to rear. neat printed name of a previous owner to title page. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale). Other Jefferies titles presently in stock in same binding to this ... View more info

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THE PAINTER'S EYE HENRY JAMES NOTES AND ESSAYS ON THE PICTORIAL ARTS

By: JOHN L. SWEENEY (EDITOR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, RUPERT HART-DAVIS: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123950

Condition: Very Good


Brick Red Cloth Boards with Gilt titles to spine, 210 x 140 mm approx. 274 pp. b/w photo frontis. Intro. and note on the text by Sweeney of 30 essays/articles written by James and culled from numerous publications including the Atlantic Monthly, The Galaxy, The Nation, Harper's Magazine etc. most of which had not been reprinted prior to this book being published. They include his comments on notable occasions in the art world including The Wallace Collection, the opening of the Grosvenor Gallery etc. One of a series of uniform books published by Hart-Davis on Henry James in the 1950's of whi... View more info

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A LAND OF PURE DELIGHT Selections from the Letters of Thomas Johnes of Hafod 1748 - 1816

By: JOHNES, THOMAS MOORE-COLYER, RICHARD J. (ED)

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Dyfed, Gomer Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition 1st Impression

Seller ID: 12062

ISBN: 0863837514

Condition: Near Fine


Black boards with gilt ttles to spine, 215x155mm approx.xi , 2 page family tree +314pp and numerous unspecified b/w plates. Celebrated Cultured Welshman of Hafod, Cardiganshire who despite personal tragedies in the form of the destruction of his house by fire in 1807 and the death of his only son four years later continued in the pursuit of the creation of a "paradise" at Hafod until the end of his life in 1816. VG+/VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. Negligable rubbing to extremites. No notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of ... View more info

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THE FUGGER NEWS- LETTERS Being a Selection of Unpublished Letters from the correspondents of the House of Fugger during the years 1568 - 1605 AUTHORIZED Translation by Pauline de Chary

By: KLARWILL, Victor Von , Edited , SELFRIDGE , H Goordon , Foreword ,

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John lane The Bodley Head Ltd: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120881

Condition: G+


H/b Good+.1st ed. Tan-Brown cloth Gilt titles.284pp+ 4pp publishers adverts. Edited by Victor von Klarwill;Authorized translation by Pauline de Chary. .Foreword by HG Selfridge.illustrated with 30 wonderful illustrations which date exclusively from that epoch; including many plates which have not hitherto been published.T e mode of speech however has been modified so as not to baffle the reader.It is hoped that this record creates a fleeting impression that the reader is Count Fugger in Augsburg receiving reports of many curious happenings from far and near[Europe,Asia,America and Africa] of w... View more info

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PARISIAN SKETCHES HENRY JAMES LETTERS TO THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE 1875-76

By: LEON EDE & ILSE DUSOIR LIND ( EDITORS)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, RUPERT HART-DAVIS: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123953

Condition: Very Good


Brick Red Cloth Boards with Gilt titles to spine, 210 x 140 mm approx. xxxviii + 262 pp. 20 dispatches made by James to the New York Tribune during his year living in Paris in 1875/6 which provide an insight into the literary/artistic and political scene in Paris at the time. Intro by Edel and Lind. One of a series of uniform books published by Hart-Davis on Henry James in the 1950's.VG/VG (Book- Private ex-lib ink block stamp of previous owner with name under in ink and note that from the publisher to half title. Else fine with no shelf wear or soiling. Dust Jacket- light foxing spots showing... View more info